A funky sonic journey into electric, eclectic, tropicalized, soulful pop, Souls Alive in the 305 grooves through a wide range of moods continuing Jose Conde’s knack for blending rhythmic elements across genres seamlessly in memorable, lyrical songs rooted in his love and fascination of nature, his appreciation for the absurd, and for existential exploration, and in his own Cuban American reality. This is his most diverse and pop record to date recorded between Brooklyn and Miami in a five-year span and produced by Conde with help from celebrated Miami musician and producer DJ Spam, aka Andrew Yeomanson.
released May 29, 2022
Witten, Arranged, Produced, Mixed, Recorded, and Edited by Jose Conde at SobeSound, Miami and Brooklyn.
Mastered by Mike Fuller at Fullersound Miami
Co Produced by Andrew Yeomanson aka DJ Spam
Additional recording at City of Progress Miami and The Bridge Brooklyn
Engineering at COP by Andrew Yeomanson, The Bridge by Amon Drum, and SobeSound by Jose Conde
Special Thanks to Andrew Yeomanson for the cafesitos and all the sounds and sound support! Many thanks to Oni Rodriguez and The Beat Club, Elin, Chris Phipps, Alexandra Leroy, Kanae Maeda, Colette Meister, Deirdre Lovell, Caroline Stern, Juan Carlos Formell, Danae Blanco, Michelle Concepcion, Sweetcane, Pablo Yglesias and Peace and Rhythm Records, Andy Taub, Aaron Levinson, Amon Drum and Mona, Ben Moore, and to Pumpkin and the crew at COP! To my supporters and patrons everywhere, to Ann Mazzocca, Mariana Pariani, Kirsten Zanders the Harley Poet, Alana y las Bori Bori NY roof fiesta girls, Aida Deluca and the whole familia… to little Tito in the heavens who was faithfully there supporting me and wagging his tail through the entire album development, and to my mom Migdalia for whom I dedicate this work….
I could not have made this without your support, love advice, challenges, inspiration and confidence. Gratitude to you all!
Jose Conde’s music grooves with diverse, funky, rootsy world rhythms and humor. He is an eclectic writer/performer with a
solo project under his name and also the celebrated Cuban roots band Ola Fresca. His latest album follows 5 world acclaimed records including gems like 2008’s Indie Music Awards Best Latin Album REVOLUCION (Mr Bongo UK 2007)...more